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A Magical Cirque Christmas Brings Gravity-Defying and Dazzling Holiday Classics

A Magical Cirque Christmas Brings Gravity-Defying and Dazzling Holiday Classics, Interview with A Magical Cirque Christmas vocalist Therese Curatolo

Interview with A Magical Cirque Christmas vocalist Therese Curatolo There’s nothing magical about traveling during the holidays, especially when the caravan includes two tour buses for cast and crew and two semi-trucks full of lights, rigs and various other pieces of stage equipment. The cast of A Magical Cirque Christmas endures the hectic schedule to share the delightful family show with audiences across the country. “With this show, it’s very gratifying,” says vocalist Therese Curatolo. “It makes it all worthwhile.” Presented by the producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists,” A Magical Cirque Christmas brings together the world’s greatest entertainers for …

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Have a Laugh for the Night with Decorated Humorist Paula Poundstone at WJCT

Have a Laugh for the Night with Decorated Humorist Paula Poundstone at WJCT

Comedian built a solid career as an observational comic with a razor-sharp wit and enviable improv skills. She reads a room, and when she senses the slightest vapor of a bite, she rides the comet. She’s established herself as a force to be reckoned with on stage. As with many artists of longevity, it’s a challenge to find a new stone to turn, yet Poundstone always manages to approach topics with a fresh perspective. During a recent interview with EU Jacksonville, I decided to follow her lead by going off-script. Like her act, I prepared a loose outline to follow, …

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Thursday Evenings at MOCA Jacksonville with The Balance King

Thursday Evenings at MoCA Jacksonville with The Balance King, Photo by Blue Franswa

Q& A with Jeremy Nix, The Balance King First off, thank you for letting me feature you! After doing even cursory research on The Balance King it is obvious that you’re in the midst of a very active and exciting chapter of life. You have so many great projects in the works, congrats! Thank you, Amanda, it’s an honor to be featured by you for the EU! What you observe is the periphery of verdant foliage, which could not thrive without the loving support of family and friends, and being a member of a superlative team – in a word, …

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The Magical Part of Playing Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked

The Magical Part of Playing Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, Allison Bailey in the North American Tour of WICKED, Photo by Joan Marcus

Interview with Touring Broadway Actress Allison Bailey It has the bones of the classic of good vs. evil, but, at its core, Wicked is the story of an unlikely friendship between Elphaba and Glinda, long before Dorothy dropped in to the magical Land of Oz. The musical sensation opens the 2019-20 Broadway Series November 20-December 1 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. You can purchase tickets at www.artistseriesjax.com. EU Jacksonville caught up with Allison Bailey, who stars in her “dream role” as Glinda the Good Witch. The Pensacola native is thrilled for the homecoming of sorts and excitedly …

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The Harvest at 5 & Dime: Real Glimpses of Pathos and Humanity

The Harvest at 5 & Dime: Real Glimpses of Pathos and Humanity, Photo by Maya Adkins

I went to see The Harvest this weekend at the in . Its the first time I’ve seen an actual performance at the theatre’s permanent home in the past three years. They’ve always been a great, intellectually satisfying performance group, with lots of satellite shows at locations other than the theatre. I know I used to really enjoy their works in the early years of their existence and this one was absolutely wonderful. Even a level above their early wonderful programs. The theatre is neat, comfortable, completely modern, with marvelously simple elegant technical infrastructure. LED lighting systems that are silent …

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Meet You Under The Clock: Jacobs Jewelers, a Timeless Beacon for Downtown Jacksonville for 129 Years

Jacobs Jewelers is a Timeless Beacon for Downtown Jacksonville

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow For over a century (129 years), Jacobs Jewelers has served as the keeper of the past. The iconic clock has measured many moments in the city’s history from its post at the corner of Laura and Adams streets in Downtown Jacksonville. Since 1890, the timeless beacon has kept watch over families dressed in their holiday best as they strolled the downtown streets, gazing at the windows dressed for the season. Children pressed their noses against the glass in wonder, small girls in patent leather shoes picked out their Christmas toys from store windows while their folks …

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Jacksonville Native Trey Murphy to Star in Broadway Musical ‘A Bronx Tale’

Jacksonville Native Trey Murphy to Star in Broadway Musical 'A Bronx Tale', Photo by Joan Marcus

Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical, A Bronx Tale, based on Palminteri’s true life story. A Bronx Tale takes audiences to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. The musical production is staged tonight, November 13, at the (www.artistseriesjax.com). Jacksonville native Trey Murphy stars as Young Calogero, in the Broadway musical. Murphy, 11, shared with EU …

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#EATUPJAX: November Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations

Ida Claire open at the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, Florida, Blueberry Waffle, #EATUPJAX: November Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations in the Local Jacksonville Food Scene

#EATUPJAX is a monthly column featuring restaurant openings, closings, new locations and other food news in the local Jacksonville food scene brought to you by   on the is now closed. If you still have gift cards or turkey orders, they will be honored at ’s restaurant, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen.  Craving some vegan and gluten-free? This November, coming to 311 West Ashley Street near the Duval County courthouse in , is Grenville Kitchen. They’ll be serving pastries, soups, salads, and Caribbean-inspired cuisine. The most intriguing of their selections: the voxtail, a vegan version of an oxtail.  The super-swanky Downtown eatery, , …

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The Stories Within: Tiffany Manning Teams Up with Daughter for New Exhibit

Cathedral Arts Project, The Art of Allowing: Tiffany Manning Teams Up with Daughter for New Exhibit

“I’ve painted my whole life …. in my head. Four years ago, I decided I was tired of standing in my own way, I just wanted to paint; to make some marks and fall in love with them. From an inner joy perspective, these have been the best four years of my life.” – Jacksonville artist Tiffany Manning Tiffany Manning exudes an effervescent joy that is contagious. When viewing and experiencing her artwork, this sparkling energy she carries is evident in each color loaded brushstroke. She is joy, integrity, spontaneity, and freedom and these personality traits become ours as she …

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Get Your Fair On: The Greater Jacksonville Fair Returns Nov 7-17

Get Your Fair On: The Greater Jacksonville Fair Returns Nov 7-17

With family fun, thrilling rides, live music and champion livestock, it’s fair to say the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair rocks. A colorful new contest added this year could spell a free day at the fair for lucky winners. The opens Nov 7, and continues through Nov 17 at the located in the Sports Complex adjacent to TIAA Bank Field. VIP tickets are available for performance by Uncle Kracker, Eli Young Band, Blanco Brown and Blue Oyster Cult. Free seating is available for all shows with the price of an admission ticket. JaxFairRocks features painted rocks hidden in plain sight across …

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